Originally published: January 26, 2017
Coun. Amanda McDougall concerned about debate tone; mayor promises to enforce 'strict guidelines'
A councillor with the Cape Breton Regional Municipality says council may need diversity training to avoid "unnecessary dramatics," after her colleagues questioned her abilities during a debate this week.
"We should probably take some time to reflect on this situation and come together," said Amanda McDougall, councillor for Glace Bay-Donkin-Albert Bridge. "Do we need some sort of diversity and equality training? It seems like that would be a pretty good idea."
McDougall was chosen by the nominating committee Tuesday to sit on the Nova Scotia solid waste resource management committee, but some councillors asked the committee to reconsider.